Quattro drivers do it on all fours....
Arizona Halts Photo Enforcement of Speed Laws
The state, the first to adopt such cameras on its highways in October 2008, has become the first to pull the plug, bowing to the wishes of a vocal band of conservative activists who complained that photo enforcement intruded on privacy and was mainly designed to raise money.
There's a lesson to be learnt here...revenue projections from the tickets fell short largely for a simple reason: violators tended to ignore them.
Less than a third of the 1.2 million tickets issued were paid, and the state collected $78 million, far below the projected $120 million annual revenue.
Some of those tickets, typically $181 apiece, no doubt were lost in the mail; others no doubt were not paid as violators tested a legal theory that they needed to be served in person. Process servers who were supposed to follow up could hardly keep up with the load.
As you say, lesson learned.
It's a beautiful thing.
MK6 Golf GTI DSG|CSG|5D|Leather|Bi-Xenon|Sunroof|MDI|Park Assist|18" Detroit|RNS510
so who let's the public decide how many drinks they can consume before they're over .05?
everybody is different, so standard drinks is just a guide. most people won't take a blood/alcohol reading before they get in and drive. i reckon anybody who is driving, should not drink any alcohol. not one glass. that will be better than farking speed cameras! even one glass of drink impairs one's judgement a great deal more than we are led to believe. and what of all the people who do bongs and then drive, even if it's "just up to the servo"? not good enough.
# Accidents at the 58 experimental sites where speed limits were lowered increased by 5.4 percent. The level of confidence of this estimate is 44 percent. The 95 percent confidence limits for this estimate ranges from a reduction in accidents of 11 percent to an increase of 26 percent.
# Accidents at the 41 experimental sites where speed limits were raised decreased by 6.7 percent. The level of confidence of this estimate in 59 percent. The 95 percent confidence limits for this estimate ranges from a reduction in accidents of 21 percent to an increase of 10 percent.
Not exactly reliable data.
Report No. FHWA-RD-92-084 October 1992
U.S. Department of Transportation Research, Development, and Technology
Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, Virginia 22101-2296
Two decades old government sponsored research.
Last edited by mdt; 07-19-2010 at 03:38 AM.
Maybe but I ain't voting for it in the 2010 poll.
Where's the Hamster when you need him.
Edit: Matt, you whole case fails becasue I just saw Harold Scruby has come out in favour of them.
Also, I'm gunna fit some flashing lights to my wife's Territory so I can park anywhere I dam well please.
Last edited by Tank Engine; 07-19-2010 at 03:47 AM.